The Total 911 team’s dream £60,000 Porsche 911 garage
While £30,000 may open up the world of Porsche 911s, if you double that budget things start to get a little bit more interesting with a wealth of exciting neunelfers all available for less than the price of a new 991 Carrera.
Given a hypothetical budget of £60,000 ($90,000) to spend, the Total 911 team put their extensive experience behind the wheel of Zuffenhausen’s finest into action in order to each choose a single Porsche 911 for their garage.
Without further ado, here are the cars they’ve found in the classifieds that have tickled their taste buds:
I’d want a spirited Porsche 911 that I wouldn’t be scared to dig out the garage and drive as often as I like, which puts me in the direction of a DFI 997. The pinnacle of that is the GTS: representing a superb helping of 911 for the money at launch, the depreciated 997 GTS is now even better value at £60,000.
For purity purposes (in line with the GTS moniker) I’d want a manual RWD coupe, like this Carrara White example available through Porsche’s Approved Used scheme.
In recent weeks we’ve been criticised at Total 911 for ‘hating on’ the 996 generation of Porsche 911. However, given £60,000 there’s only one car I’d look at: the 996 GT3 Mk2. It’s the best looking 996 by miles and the best to drive too (I actually prefer the 996.2 over the 997.1 GT3).
With the prices of good GT3s rapidly appreciating, you’ll have to move quickly to get one within budget however, this bucket-seated Guards Red example hit the market at £60,000 on the nose. How could you say “no” to a Mezger engine?
This choice is more about heart than head (despite knowing that Porsche 930 3.3 prices are only set to rise). For me this car was an aspiration as a child growing up in the Eighties.
It was a car that defined the excesses of the era; big power, wide shoulders, and total engineered excess. To me this Porsche 911 represents the peak of the air-cooled era, and owning one – like this 1981 Zinc Silver example – would fulfil my inner child’s dreams.
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